Conference Office Closed August 16

The Hawai'i Conference Office will be closed on Friday, August 16, in observance of Admissions Day, and will reopen on Monday, August 19.

Associations Announce Fall Gatherings

Mark your calendars for these upcoming Association gatherings:
  • Tri-Isle Association 'Aha Makua, September 21, Kamehameha Schools Maui
  • Hawai'i Island Association 'Aha Mokupuni, October 5, Hilo Coast UCC
  • O'ahu Association 'Aha Mokupuni, October 12, Manoa Valley Church
  • AHEC 'Aha Halawai, October 18-19, Lili'uokalani Protestant Church

Plan Now for Fall Youth Camp

The Hawai'i Conference Fall Youth Camp will be held from Sunday, October 6, to Tuesday, October 8, at Camp Mokule'ia on the North Shore of O'ahu.  Information will be mailed to churches soon.

Register for Online UCC History, Polity and Theology Class

UCC History, Polity and Theology will be offered in a series of online classes by the Center for Progressive Renewal from August 28 through November 27.  The class meets the requirements of most committees on ministry in the UCC and is equivalent to a three-credit course in eight seminaries. Registration is limited.

Give Aloha in September

If your church is participating in September’s Give Aloha campaign, please send us your donation number at to include in a future edition of the Coconut Wireless.

Travel to Italy with Eden Seminary

International Partners in Mission (IPM), a partner of Eden Seminary, is offering a study trip to Italy from December 27, 2013, to January 6, 2014.  Register by September 6 to reserve your place.


O'ahu Association Installs Pastor at Windward UCC

The O'ahu Association will install Jayne Ryan Kuroiwa as Pastor and Teacher of Windward United Church of Christ (38 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kailua) on Sunday, August 18, 4 p.m., at the church. For more information or to indicate your attendance, contact the church by phone at 808-254-3802 or by email at

Workshop Examines Call to Ministry

The Tri-Isle Association is sponsoring a workshop on “Call and Discernment,” on Sunday, August 25, 2-4 p.m., at Wailuku Union Church (327 South High Street, Wailuku).  Leading the workshop is Stephen Boyd, UCC Minister for Chaplains and Specialized Ministries, who will discuss the discernment process, the call to pastoral ministry, multiple paths to ministry, mentoring and training.  For more information, call the church office at 808-244-9177.

Attend Investors Workshop on September 21

The Hawai'i Conference and Hawai'i Conference Foundation will host an Investors Workshop on Saturday, September 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Kawaiaha'o Plaza (567 South King Street). Churches that currently have custodial investment accounts as well as those that don't and want to learn more about investing are encouraged to attend. The cost is $25, which includes lunch. Deadline to register is September 13. Space is limited, so please register soon.


Church Seeks Ministries Facilitator

Kawaiaha’o Church is accepting resumes for a Ministries Facilitator to assist in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and overseeing the work of all church ministries.  Submit resume by email to or mail to 957 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, HI 96813.  Deadline to apply has been extended to August 30.

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